obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 397
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.36 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Philiskos. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΦΙΛΙΣΚΟΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to right. Ashton & Weiss 135-7 var. (A35/P-). SNG von Aulock 2837 (same obverse die). Elegant and toned; struck from an unpublished reverse die. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 398
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.13 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 142. (A36/P140). BMC 337-8(same obverse die). SNG Keckman 742 (same obverse die). SNG Lockett 2971 (same dies). With a wonderful and sharp three quarter depiction of Helios; exceptionally artistic. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 399
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.11 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 148 (A36/P146[?]). BMC 337-8 (same obverse die). SNG Keckman 742 (same obverse die). Bold and attractive, with a wonderful obverse struck from a fresh die prior to the appearance of the die break. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 900 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 400
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 4.24 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kritiokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο / ΚΡΙΤΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; below, corn ear to left. Ashton & Weiss 152-3 & 158 var (A37/P-). BMC 337-8. SNG Keckman 742. Exceptional late Hellenistic styledc. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 701 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 401
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.13 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Mikion. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the right. Rev. Ρ - Ο /MEIKIΩN Rose seen from above; below, winged kerykeion. Ashton & Weiss 295 (A98/P287 corr. name misread). Extremely well struck, sharp and bright; very appealing on hand; very rare for this magistrate. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Extremely rare and unpublished variety
Lot 402
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 12.04 g, 12 h), c. 155-145. Cista mystica from which snake coils; around, ivy wreath with fruits. Rev. Two snakes coiled around a bow case; to left, TPAΛΛI; to right, uncertain symbol. Apparently unpublished. With an unusually complete ethnic for Tralleis. Some rough areas and cleaning marks, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 35 CHF
Lot 403
LYDIA. Tralleis. Circa 166-67 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 2.84 g, 12 h), Cistophoric series, struck under the magistrate, Arte..., c. 133-127. Lion's skin draped over club; all within ivy wreath. Rev. TPAΛΛ / APTE Grape bunch on vine; to right, Tyche standing to left. Possibly unpublished, but cf. SNG von Aulock 3267 (didrachm with this magistrate, but with a different symbol). Extremely rare. Some surface roughness, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 404
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes to Kroisos, Circa 620/10-550/39 BC. Hemihekte or twelfth stater (Electrum, 7 mm, 1.18 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun with no rays on its forehead. Rev. Incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 757. Weidauer Group XVI, 90. Countermarked once on the edge, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 405
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 12 mm, 4.73 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-89. Nice and attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 406
KINGS OF LYDIA. Alyattes II to Kroisos, circa 610-546 BC. Trite (Electrum, 13.5 mm, 4.74 g), Sardes. Head of lion to right, with open jaws and with a sun and rays on its forehead. Rev. Two incuse squares. SNG Kayhan 1013. SNG von Aulock 2868-9. Weidauer 86-89. Nice and attractive. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1800 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 407
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. One twenty-fourth stater (Gold, 5 mm, 0.43 g), heavy series, Sardes, c. 550-539. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Irregular incuse punch. Berk 14. BMC -. Boston -. Extremely rare denomination. Obverse type almost completely effaced by wear, otherwise, fine.
Hammer Price: 480 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 408
KINGS OF LYDIA. Kroisos, Circa 560-546 BC. Hemihekte or 1/12 Stater (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.85 g), Sardes, c. 545-520. Confronted foreparts of a lion, on the left, and a bull, on the right. Rev. Incuse square. BMC 20. Rosen 668. SNG Kayhan 120. SNG von Aulock 2880, 8213. Rare. Nicely centered. Slightly porous surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 409
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 mm, 5.50 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17. Carradice Type IIIb C, pl. XII, 17. Nicely struck and centred; a clear and attractive coin. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 410
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Darios I to Xerxes II, circa 485-420 BC. Siglos (Silver, 16 mm, 5.47 g), Lydo-Milesian standard, Sardes. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 17. Carradice Type IIIb C, pl. XII, 17. Nicely centred. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 411
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 19 mm, 5.22 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C and pl. XIV, 36. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Well-centered and complete. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 412
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 17 mm, 5.19 g). Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C and pl. XIV, 36. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. Well-centered and clear. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 45 CHF
Lot 413
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, Circa 420-375 BC. Siglos (Silver, 15.5 mm, 4.62 g), possibly plated. Persian king, wearing radiate tiara, in running/kneeling stance to right, holding bow in his left hand, spear in his right and with a quiver over his shoulder. Rev. Oblong incuse. Carradice Type IIIb C (pl. XIV, 36). BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 15. A well-centered example. Tiny edge nick on 12h, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 414
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes III to Darios III, Circa 350-333 BC. (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.00 g), Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor (Ionia or Sardes?). BA Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left. Rev. Incuse rectangle, containing pattern possibly depicting relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos. BMC 7. Johnston, Earliest, 1-3. Mildenberg, Münzwesen pp. 25-26 and pl. XIII, 112. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 415
PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Artaxerxes III, Circa 340 BC. Obol (Silver, 10 mm, 0.74 g, 12 h), uncertain Cilician mint. Forepart of lion to left, its head turned to face the viewer. Rev. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, standing right, holding dagger in his right hand and grasping the horn of a lion-griffin, on the right, standing rampant to left. Göktürk 39. Mildenberg, Kleingeld 37. SNG Levante 215. A rare type, struck from a carefully executed reverse die. Lightly toned. Minor marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 416
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Time of Stamenes to Seleukos, circa 328-311 BC. Double Daric (Gold, 18 mm, 16.76 g), Babylon. Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in the kneeling/running stance to right, with a quiver over his shoulders, holding a short spear in his right hand and a bow in his left; in field to left, monogram; in the lower right field, M. Rev. Wavy-patterned oblong punch. Cf. Nicolet-Pierre 3 (obverse monogram unclear). Flan faults on both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Starting Price: 1500 CHF
Lot 417
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 166-133 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 12.31 g, 1 h), c. 150/140 BC. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; to left, monogram of ΑΠ; to right, elephant's head to right. Kleiner & Noe Series 23. Pinder 69. SNG Copenhagen 147. SNG von Aulock 3450, 8332. Clear, attractive, nicely struck on a broad flan. Overstruck, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 418
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 9.31 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Phainippos, son of Drakon. Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin . Rev. ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ ΦAINIΠΠOY ΔPAKONTOΣ Eagle landing on a base with a maeander pattern, flanked by the caps of the Dioskouroi; behind eagle's head, star. BMC 97. HGC 7, 670. SNG Copenhagen 167. Glossy dark green patina overlaid by earthen deposits; fine style. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 419
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 100-50 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 7.51 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Andronikos son of Alkios. Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. AΠAMEΩN / ANΔPONIKOY AΛKIOY Eagle landing on a base with a maeander pattern, flanked by the caps of the Dioskouroi; behind eagle's head, star. BMC 37-9. HGC 7, 670. SNG Copenhagen 163. A coin of lovely style, with a natural glossy dark patina . Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 65 CHF
Lot 420
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Circa 88-40 BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 8.22 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Kokos (?). Bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis and crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. AΠAMEΩN [KΩKOY] Eagle landing on a base with a maeander pattern, flanked by the caps of the Dioskouroi; behind eagle's head, star. BMC 78-82. HGC 7, 670. SNG Copenhagen 161. A coin of lovely style, with a glossy green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 421
PHRYGIA. Philomelion. late 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.87 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Skythinos. Laureate and draped bust of Mên to right, set on crescent, wearing a highly decorated Phrygian cap and a torque. Rev. ΦIΛOMH ΣKYΘINO Zeus seated left on low throne, holding eagle in his right hand and scepter in his left. BMC 2. SNG Copenhagen 643. SNG von Aulock 3915. Natural glossy dark patina with a few earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 40 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 422
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. Circa 1st century BC. (Bronze, 15 mm, 3.99 g, 1 h). The river god Kapros (boar in Greek), standing to left in the form of a boar; below, monogram below. Rev. ΛAOΔI-KEΩN The river god Lykos (wolf in Greek), standing to right in the form of a wolf. BMC 52-3. Weber 7129. A fine example with unusual iconography. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 423
PHRYGIA. Laodikeia. C. Fannius, praetor, 49/8 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 28 mm, 12.87 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Kaphisokles son of Euarchos, year B. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. C.FAN PONT [PRO] // Β / ΛΑΟ / ΚΑΦΙΣΟΚΛΗΣ / ΕΥΑΡΧΟΥ Two upwardly coiling snakes; between their heads, hexastyle round temple, surmounted by statue of Athena; to right, winged caduceus. DCA -. Stumpf 62. Extremely rare. Lightly toned and with a very clear reverse. Obverse with considerable areas of flatness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 424
LYCIAN LEAGUE. Masikytes. Circa 40-35 BC. Drachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.58 g, 1 h). Λ-Y Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. M-A Kithara with three strings; above, star. RPC I 3301. Troxell, Lycian, 86. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 425
LYCIA. Phaselis. Circa 550-530/20 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 10.41 g). Prow of galley to left, in the form of a boar’s head. Rev. Irregular incuse square. Heipp-Tamer 1. Müseler IX,1 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 4389. A very rare example of the earliest issue of Phaselis. Some minor scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 426
CARIA OR LYCIA. Uncertain. Circa 5th century BC. Tetartemorion (Silver, 6 mm, 0.16 g, 10 h). Forepart of boar to right. Rev. Lion standing to left; above to right, wreath-like symbol; all within a dotted frame in a shallow incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references, but from the same dies as CNG e-auction 344, 2015, 129. Extremely rare and the best known example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 427
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 465-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.05 g, 5 h), c. 440-430. Warrior advancing to right, holding shield and spear. Rev. EΣTFΔII Τriskeles to right over lion crouching to left; below lion, Π Φ; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG France 12 (same reverse die). SNG von Aulock -. A nicely centered example struck on a broad flan. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 428
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. Stater (Silver, 22.5 mm, 10.76 g, 11 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other. Rev. [ΕΣΤFΕΔΙΙΥΙ] Slinger striding to right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; to right, triskeles to right, over pellet (or die fault). SNG Paris 54-56. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 429
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 10.99 g, 11 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate surrounded by dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; all within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). Clear and attractive. Usual die break on the reverse and slightly off-center, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 430
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Circa 460-430 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 10.92 g, 9 h), c. 440-430. Pomegranate surrounded by dotted guilloche border. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; all within incuse square. Atlan 16 (O15/A14). SNG von Aulock 4762. Weber 7353 (same dies). Clear. Usual die break on the reverse and some marks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 431
PISIDIA. Antioch. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.62 g, 11 h), struck under the magistrate Therilochos. Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing a laureate Phrygian cap decorated with stars and with a crescent at his shoulder. Rev. ANTIOXE [Θ]HPIΛOXOY Bull standing to right. BMC 7. SNG Paris 1050-1056 var (magistrate). An attractive, bold coin with a nice dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 432
PISIDIA. Keraitai. Circa 100-70 BC. (Bronze, 12 mm, 2.62 g, 12 h). Laureate bust of Artemis to right with quiver over her right shoulder. Rev. KE-T Club. SNG Paris 1415-9. Rare. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 30 CHF
Starting Price: 30 CHF
Lot 433
PISIDIA. Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. Stater (Silver, 24.5 mm, 10.11 g, 12 h). Two wrestlers beginning to grapple with each other; between them, K. Rev. ΣEΛΓEΩN Slinger striding right, preparing to launch sling-bolt; in field to right, clockwise triskeles above vertical club and filleted cornucopia. SNG Copenhagen 249. SNG Paris 1939. Scarce variety; toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 434
LYCAONIA. Ikonion. 1st century BC. (Bronze, 16 mm, 4.84 g, 12 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. EIKONI-EWN Perseus standing to left, holding harpa with his right hand and the head of Medusa with his left. HGC 7, 789. SNG Copenhagen 3. SNG Paris 2272-6. SNG von Aulock 5385. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 435
LYCAONIA. Laranda. Circa 324/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.75 g, 7 h). Baaltars seated to left, holding grain ears, grape and scepter. Rev. Forepart of wolf to right, crescent above. Göktürk 82. SNG France 443ff (as uncertain Cilicia). SNG Levante 223 (as Cilicia). Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 436
CILICIA. Aigeai. Circa 104-47 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 5.87 g, 1 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. AIΓEAIΩN Goat standing left; to left, monogram of TAP. Bloesch 71 = SNG Levante 1642 (same dies). SNG Paris 2285. Scarce; well-centered on a broad and heavy flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 437
CILICIA. Alexandreia. Circa 164-27 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.67 g, 2 h). Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPEΩN Zeus standing to left, holding wreath with his upraised right hand; to left, monogram; the whole within wreath. SNG Paris 2408. Brown patina; very rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 438
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 425-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7.5 mm, 0.30 g, 1 h). Forepart of Pegasos to right. Rev. Goat kneeling to right, head to left. SNG France 94. SNG France 27 var (as obol). Scarce as hemiobol. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 439
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.72 g, 1 h). Youthful nude rider holding the reins with his left hand and a goad in his right, seated sideways on horse prancing to right, preparing to jump off and run alongside the horse. Rev. ΚΕΛΕΝ Goat kneeling to right, its head turned back to left; in exergue, T. Casabonne type 4. McClean 9055. SNG France 71 var (TA on the exergue). Toned and attractive, but struck on a tight flan. Obverse struck from a slightly worn die, and some scuffs on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 440
CILICIA. Kelenderis. Circa 1st century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 8.48 g, 1 h). Turreted and veiled head of the Tyche of Kelenderis to right; A on the left field. Rev. KEΛENΔEPITΩN / EΣ Apollo standing to left, holding filleted laurel branch, leaning on column surmounted by tripod to right. SNG France 727–35 var (control marks). SNG Levante 534 var (control marks). Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 441
CILICIA. Mallos. Circa 440-390 BC. Stater (Silver, 18 mm, 11.28 g, 7 h). Bearded male diety (Kronos, the Phoenician El?), with four wings, in the running-kneeling position to left, holding a solar disc with both hands. Rev. ΜΑΡ Swan with closed wings walking to right. Cf. SNG France 375-376 (very similar but not struck from the same dies). Clear, well-centered and attractive. Struck from a very slightly worn reverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3000 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 442
CILICIA. Mallos. late 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.16 g, 2 h). Wreathed head of Pyramos right; behind his neck, ΠY. Rev. Facing gorgoneion; below, MAΛ. SNG Levante 172. SNG Paris 406-8. With a particularly attractive, dark green, glossy patina. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Lot 443
CILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.79 g, 1 h). Helmeted head of Athena right; behind neck, E; below truncation ΠA monogram; olive branch on the lower right field. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in the left field, two monograms. SNG Levante 684 var (obverse controls). SNG France 911. Glossy dark patina overlaid with earthen deposits/highlights. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 444
CILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Circa 2nd-1st century BC. (Bronze, 23 mm, 7.46 g, 12 h). Helmeted head of Athena right; behind neck, ΣYM; olive branch on the right field. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΩΙ ΚΑΛΥΚΑΔΝΩΙ Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in field to left, ΘEOΔΩ above EPMH monograms. SNG Levante -. SNG France 906-7 (this obverse die). Green patina overlaid with earthen deposits/highlights. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 445
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 24 mm, 10.74 g, 4 h), c. 430s. Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; in field to left and between her legs, ivy leaf; in field to right, Corinthian helmet left. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large bunch of grapes; to right, laurel branch; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 1-2 var. SNG Levante 37. SNG France 124 var. Sharply struck from new dies. Obverse struck slightly flat; overstruck on a similar piece, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 446
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 10.72 g, 11 h). Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos; behind her back, facing head of Silen. Rev. ΣΟΛΕΩΝ Large and plump bunch of grapes; to right, fly; all within border of dots in an incuse square. Casabonne types 2. SNG Levante 40. SNG France 128. Clear. Some flatness and slight double-striking on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 225 CHF
Lot 447
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 440-410 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 15 mm, 3.56 g, 9 h), c. 430-420. Amazon, wearing a pointed bonnet, with drapery around her waist and at least one breast bare, kneeling to left, holding her bow with both hands; at her waist, gorytos. Rev. Σ-Ο Large and plump bunch of grapes within border of dots in an incuse square. SNG France 126 (same dies). SNG Levante -. Traité II 533. Clear and well-struck; a very rare and unusual variety. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 448
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 100-30 BC. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.93 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. ΣOΛEΩN Dionysos standing facing, holding kantharos with his right hand and thyrsos with his left; to left, two monograms. SNG Levante 862 var (owl in the reverse field). SNG Paris 1200 (this obverse die). A clear example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 449
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 100-30 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.03 g, 12 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. ΣΟΛEΩN Turreted Aphrodite, riding bull to right; above left, monogram; to right, eagle standing to right. SNG Levante 870. SNG Paris 1195. Even dusty brown-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 450
CILICIA. Soloi. Circa 100-30 BC. (Bronze, 25 mm, 9.71 g, 12 h). Facing gorgoneion. Rev. ΣΟΛEΩN Turreted Aphrodite, riding bull to right; upper left, monogram; to right, eagle standing to right. SNG Levante 870. SNG Paris 1195. Even dusty green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 451
CILICIA. Tarsos. Circa 440-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 19 mm, 10.40 g, 8 h). Horseman (Syennesis?) riding to left, wearing kyrbasia, holding lotus flower in his right hand and reins in his left, and with a bow in bowcase on the saddle; behind horse to the right, eagle standing left on standard; below horse, key symbol. Rev. TRZ (in Aramaic) Bearded Persian archer in kneeling-running stance to right, drawing bow and with a quiver over his shoulder; behind him to left, two tripartite floral ornaments above key symbol; on the lower right, inscription; all within a dotted border within an incuse square. Casabonne Type D2 variant. Very rare, probably unpublished. Clear and well-struck. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 452
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.70 g, 10 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217-8. SNG France 310-1. Skillful die-engraving. Struck on an oblong flan, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 453
CILICIA. Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames), Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.82 g, 5 h), c. 380. Head of female facing slightly to left, with drapery around her neck. Rev. Draped bust of female (Aphrodite?) to right, wearing tainia, hoop earring, and pearl necklace. Casabonne Series 1. SNG Levante 217-8. SNG France 310-1. Skillful die-engraving; extremely sharp and lustrous. Reverse struck slightly off-centre, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 454
CILICIA. Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander, 380-374/3 BC. Obol (Silver, 10.5 mm, 0.89 g, 1 h). Baaltars seated left on backless throne, with his torso facing the viewer, draped to the waist and with a cloak over his shoulder, holding a long scepter in his right hand. Rev. Bearded male head to left, wearing crested Attic helmet with three upright olive leaves on the visor. Casabonne Series 4. SNG Levante 76. SNG France 257. Nicely centered, sharp and clear. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 455
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 11.15 g, 3 h). Bull standing to left. Rev. 𐠃𐠞 (Pa O.. in Cypriot syllabary) Eagle flying to left; all within an incuse square; below to left, astragalos. Destrooper-Georgiades 11. Zapiti & Michaelidou 6. Rare, probably an early variety. Obverse struck off-center and with two test cuts on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 456
CYPRUS. Paphos. Onasioikos, circa 450-440 BC. Stater (Silver, 21.5 mm, 11.09 g, 10 h). Bull standing to left on line of pellets above a line of bead and reel decoration; above, winged solar disk; to left, ankh; dotted border. Rev. 𐠙𐠃 𐠪𐠞 (= pa-si /o-na, 'King Onasioikos' in Cypriote syllabary) Eagle standing left; to left, ankh; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC -. Gulbenkian 809 = Jameson 2604. Extremely rare, one of half a dozen known examples. With a sharp and most attractive reverse. Struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 457
KINGS OF GALATIA. Deiotaros, circa 62-40 BC. (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.61 g, 1 h). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. Galatian shield; to left, monogram of Deiotaros. HGC 7, 776. SNG Paris 2332. SNG von Aulock 6101. Fine patinated surfaces. A pleasant and rare coin. Struck on a very broad flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unicum bronze of Ariaramnes!
Lot 458
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariaramnes, circa 280-230 BC. (Bronze, 13 mm, 1.83 g, 12 h). Head of Ariaramnes to right, wearing bashlyk. Rev. APIAPAMN[OY]/ Ξ Bridled horse prancing to right; below, wreathed head to right (perhaps Artemis, as at Magnesia, or Apollo, as in Myrina). BMC-. Henseler -. HGC 7 -. Simonetta -. SNG Copenhagen -. Apparently unpublished. With an attractive glossy brown patina and a powerful, rather rustic-looking, portrait. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 459
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, circa 163-130 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17 mm, 3.56 g, 11 h), contemporary imitation, year 3 (Γ)= 128-127. Diademed head right of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ IΛIAIAΘOI EYΣEBOYΣ Athena Nikephoros standing left; to inner left, o above M; to inner right, Λ; date (Γ) in the exergue. Simonetta 22 var. Same reverse die as Rauch 86, 2010, 38. Bright and lustrous. Struck from worn dies, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
A wonderful drachm of Ariarathes VII
Lot 460
KINGS OF CAPPADOCIA. Ariarathes VII Philometor, circa 116-101 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h), Eusebeia-Mazaca, year 9 (Θ) = 108/7. Diademed head of Ariarathes to right. Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦΙΛOMHTOPOΣ Athena standing left, holding Nike on her extended right hand and spear and shield with her left; in inner left, O above MI monogram; Λ in inner right; in exergue, Θ (date). BMC 2. Simonetta 5. Unusually fine style; struck in good silver. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 461
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.30 g, 12 h), first series. Diademed head of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Arsames on horseback to right, preparing to cast spear at leaping lion to right. ACV 2. CAA 2. Kovacs 2. Well-centered and very rare; in unusually fine condition for type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 462
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.73 g, 9 h), first series. Diademed head of Arsames I to right, wearing bashlyk with beaded edges. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Head of a horse to right. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 3. Rare. Green patina with particularly pleasant details for issue. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 463
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.05 g, 11 h), second series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing cylindrical tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. ACV 8. Alram 172. CSC 7. Kovacs 5 (this obverse die). Green glossy surfaces. Usual die break on obverse, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 464
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.98 g, 11 h), second series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing cylindrical tiara. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars. ACV 9. Alram 173. CSC 8. Kovacs 6. Some uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 465
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Arsames I, circa 255-225 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.67 g, 1 h), third series. Diademed and draped bust of Arsames to right, wearing cylindrical tiara decorated with jewels. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ Herakles standing facing, holding club. ACV 7. Alram 171. CSC 6. Kovacs 7. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 466
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates I, 2nd half of 2nd century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.25 g, 5 h). Diademed head of Mithradates I to left, wearing bashlyk. Rev. MIΘP (?) Nike to left crowning king's name. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Obolos 12, 2019, 28. Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 467
KINGS OF SOPHENE. Mithradates II, Philopator, c. 89-85 BC, or slightly later. (Bronze, 24 mm, 12.30 g, 12 h), a coin of Antiochos IV Epiphanes (175-164 BC), countermarked for use in Sophene, Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, c. 173/2 or later. Diademed head of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Goddess enthroned to left, holding Nike and scepter; in the field to left, mon0gram of ΠAP; in the upper left field, countermark of ΜΙΟ (retrograde) within an oblong indent. For the host coin: CSE 989. HGC 9, 648. SC 1513. SNG Spaer 1199. For the countermark: see Kovacs p. 79, 23. Apparently quite scarce, if not rare, especially on a coin so much earlier than those of Mithradates II. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 468
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 1.76 g, 12 h), first series, Tigranokerta, c. 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Cornucopia filled with fruits and bound with fillet. ACV 93,99. Kovacs 79. YTN 180. Particularly small, but elegant portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 469
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.42 g, 10 h), series 2, Tigranocerta, circa 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY The Tyche of Tigranocerta seated to right on a rock, holding a laurel branch in her right hand; below right, river-god Araxes swimming to right; TP and A monograms across the field. ACV 48. Kovacs 81. YTN 64. Boldly struck with an attractive glossy dark patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 470
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15 mm, 4.30 g, 12 h), third series, Tigranokerta, c. 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Herakles standing facing, head to left, setting club on the ground with his right hand; lion's skin draped over his left arm; TP and A monograms across the fields. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 82. With a fine portrait and olive grey-green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 471
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.92 g, 1 h), series 1, Tigranocerta, circa 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Herakles standing facing, head to left, setting club on the ground with his right hand; lion's skin draped over his left arm; A and ΔH monograms across the fields. ACV -. Kovacs 86 (same dies). Well-struck and attractive, with a dark-green patina; broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 472
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.45 g, 1 h), series 4, Tigranokerta, circa 80-68. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN TIΓPANOY Cornucopia; below, [monogram of ΔΗ]. ACV 98. CAA -. Kovacs 91. Green patina; fine portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 473
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 8.78 g, 1 h), Tigranokerta(?) or Artagigarta, 69-68. Diademed head of Tigranes the Younger to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY ΔHMO Nike advancing to left, holding wreath with her extended right hand. ACV 78. CAA 114. Kovacs 143. Pleasant, with an attractive light green patina and a bold portrait. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 474
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 4.67 g, 2 h), fourth series, Tigranokerta, 69-68 BC. Diademed head of Tigranes the Younger to right wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY ΔHMO Palm. ACV 110 -. CAA -. Kovacs 144. Green patina overlaid with earthen highlights. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 90 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 475
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes IV, first reign, 8-5 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.29 g, 1 h). Head of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ Horse standing to left, raising foreleg. ACV 150. Kovacs 175. Very rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Unpublished (?)
Lot 476
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes IV, second reign, with Erato, 2 BC-AD 1. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.95 g, 12 h), Artaxata. [BACIΛEYC MEΓΑC TIΓΡANHC] Jugate busts of Tigranes IV, wearing four-pointed tiara, and Erato to right. Rev. [ΦΙΛΟΚΑΙCΑ]/ΡOC The twin peaks of Mount Ararat, as seen from Artaxata; above, star. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 180 var. Unknown with this arrangement on the reverse. Nearly fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 477
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes V, the Cappadocian, AD 6-12. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.76 g, 1 h), Artagigarta (?). Diademed, draped, and bearded bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara decorated with three eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ Elephant walking slowly to left with raised trunk. ACV 172. CAA 150. Kovacs 183. With a green patina and earthen highlights. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 478
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes V, the Cappadocian, AD 6-12. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 1.94 g, 1 h), Artagigarta (?). Diademed, draped, and bearded bust of Tigranes to right, wearing tiara decorated with three eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ Eagle standing to right. ACV 166. CAA 156. Kovacs 185. A clear example of this rare type. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 479
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes VI, first reign, circa 60-62 or later. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 6.45 g, 12 h), series 2, Artagigarta (?), 60-62. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes VI to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with star. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY Nike standing to right, holding wreath with which she crowns the king's name. ACV 162-163. CAA 148. Kovacs 198 (same obverse die). Fine portrait. Reverse struck from a worn die, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 480
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.84 g, 11 h), second series, 56-36. Draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing high tiara with its side ornamented with a star between two eagles. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ Lion of Commagene walking slowly to right, with the head slightly lowered. ACV 196. Bedoukian 25. CAA 126. Kovacs 227. RPC I 3845. Rare. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 481
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos I Theos, circa 69-34 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 22 mm, 8.16 g, 12 h). Draped bust of Antiochos I to right, wearing high tiara with five pinnacles on the top, earflaps, and with its side ornamented with a star between two eagles, their heads reverted to look at each other. Rev. [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ] Lion of Commagene walking stiffly to right, his head slightly lowered. ACV 196. Bedoukian 25. CAA 126. Kovacs 227. RPC I 3845. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 482
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 14.82 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙΛEYΣ MEΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV -. BMC 1-3. Kovacs 254. RPC I 3854. Rarely encountered with such fine portrait. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 483
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes., 38-40 and 41-72. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 23 mm, 6.48 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 54-65. ΒΑΣΙ• MEΓ ANTIOXOΣ• EΠI• Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right. Rev. KOMMAΓHNΩN Capricorn to right; above, five-rayed star; below, anchor; all within laurel wreath. BMC 11-15. Kovacs 256. RPC I 3855. A particularly elegant coin with a noble portrait of Antiochos. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 484
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 12.44 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, with a re-validation countermark from Antioch, Samosata, c. 66-72. ΒΑCΙΛEYC MEΓ ANTIOXOC EΠI Diademed and draped bust of Antiochos IV to right; to right, round countermark with anchor flanked by A-N. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV 199. BMC 4. Kovacs 257. RPC I 3856; for q/m Kovacs 2 = GIC 373. Fine portrait, brown patina. Some cleaning marks on obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 485
KINGS OF COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes, with Iotape, AD 38-40 and 41-72. Oktachalkon (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.50 g, 12 h), late series with bevelled edge, Samosata, c. 66-72. ΒΑCΙΛΙCΑ ΙΩΤ-ΑΠΗ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛ Diademed and draped bust of Queen Iotape to right. Rev. KOMMAΓ-HNΩN around Scorpion; all within laurel wreath. ACV 219. BMC 1-3. RPC I 3853. Kovacs 258. Glossy green patina; particularly attractive on hand. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 486
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.96 g, 10 h), Susa, c. 305-295 BC. Bust of Alexander the Great to right, as Dionysos, wearing helmet covered with a panther skin and adorned with a bull's horn and ear, and with a panther's skin tied around his shoulders. Rev. ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Nike walking to right, placing wreath on trophy of arms to right; to left and right of Nike, monogram. ESM 417. SC 173.12. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 487
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 27 mm, 17.14 g, 7 h), Antioch, circa 300-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] Zeus seated to left on high backed throne, holding Nike stretching right to crown him in his right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram; below throne, ΘE. HGC 9, 16c. SC 13.1c. WSM 909. Well-struck in high relief. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Lot 488
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.48 g, 5 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, circa 300-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding eagle in his extended right hand and scepter in his left; in field to left, monogram; below throne, ΔI. ESM 4. HGC 9, 12i. SC 117.1c. Struck in very high relief. Flan fault on the obverse and with considerable roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Lot 489
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 16.91 g, 2 h), Antioch, circa 300-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] Zeus seated to left on high backed throne, holding Nike, stretching right to crown him, in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, ΘE. HGC 9, 16c. SC 13.1c. WSM 909. Struck in high relief; golden tone. Slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 490
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 16.92 g, 12 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris I, circa 300-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike stretching right to crown him in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, Κ. ESM 13. HGC 9, 16f. SC 119.1a. Struck in very high relief. Very slightly doubled reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 491
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.26 g, 6 h), Seleukeia, circa 300-281. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike stretching right to crown him in his right hand and scepter in his left; to left, NO; below throne, Σ. ESM 19. SC 119.3b. SNG Spaer 122 (same obverse die). Struck in high relief and fine style. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 492
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 31 mm, 16.88 g, 8 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, circa 296/5 and later. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; behind, Β; above and to right, anchor right and ΔΙ. ESM 29. SC130.1b. A lovely coin, attractively toned and well-struck on a very broad flan; fine style. Overstruck (or re-struck) on a same type, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 750 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Lot 493
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 17.26 g, 9 h), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris, circa 296/5 and later. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; in the exergue two monograms. ESM 53. SC130.27b. Attractively toned; struck in high relief. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Lot 494
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.11 g, 8 h), Seleukeia on-the-Tigris, circa 295/6 and later. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Athena, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield with her left, standing right in biga of elephants moving to right; spear-head on the upper right, and MΩ on the lower right field. ESM 316. SC 177.2. A nicely toned and well-centered piece. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 495
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 7.86 g, 3 h), uncertain Baktrian mint, perhaps Baktra, c. 290/86-281. Head of Dioskouros to right, wearing wreathed pilos; behind his neck, monogram within circle . Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ Forepart of horned horse to right; above left, Seleukid anchor; in field to right, monogram within circle. HGC 9, 87. SC 269.2. Rare and desirable, with a glossy brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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